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#150968 - Fri Sep 04 2009 10:25 AM Re: HERE WE GO AGAIN - PAWN SHOW ON HISTORY CHANNEL [Re: Alex]
Blastmaster Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 13 2001
Loc: Sacramento, CA
Ever been in the hign end gun room @ Bass pro in Vegas. Set of Perrazzi trap,skket field for $350K. Lots of guns in the 30K & up range. I asked the guy in the fancy suit if they sold many and his reply was alot. He said he sold a set for $100K the day before.
Lots of high end $$ comes to vegas and people buy on a whim.


Edited by Blastmaster (Fri Sep 04 2009 10:26 AM)
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#150982 - Fri Sep 04 2009 01:47 PM Re: HERE WE GO AGAIN - PAWN SHOW ON HISTORY CHANNEL [Re: Blastmaster]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
A good salesman never says he hasn't sold anything in the last few days ! But something has to pay the rent.

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#151045 - Sat Sep 05 2009 06:52 AM Re: HERE WE GO AGAIN - PAWN SHOW ON HISTORY CHANNEL [Re: Dick Bennett]
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Registered: Mon Jan 22 2007
Loc: montrose mi
that pump was a joke sign did not match the globe . had a gilbarco hose nozzle on it 39 tok hose out let cover and a polly paint job with a dino globe? and the add glasses look like they were made out of poster board and man were the parts hard to find and it only cost 2500.00..rick made him self look like a fool to any one who knows what there looking at. thats m/o...

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#151078 - Sat Sep 05 2009 12:08 PM Re: HERE WE GO AGAIN - PAWN SHOW ON HISTORY CHANNEL [Re: dice.]
tallgye49 Offline
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Registered: Thu May 18 2006
Loc: Simi Valley, Ca, USA
Even my very first resto (two color Richfield Wayne 70) was better than that piece of s--t. Dave Folck

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#151157 - Sun Sep 06 2009 11:40 AM Re: HERE WE GO AGAIN - PAWN SHOW ON HISTORY CHANNEL [Re: Jack Sim]
spencer Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 16 2004
Loc: sumner, wa, usa
According to the book CLASSIC SODA MACHINES by Jeff Walters, they did make a VMC44 embossed pepsi and 7up machines. Very rare. Spencer

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#158380 - Mon Nov 02 2009 05:48 PM Re: HERE WE GO AGAIN - PAWN SHOW ON HISTORY CHANNEL [Re: spencer]
gulfiend! Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
...anyone see that Coke machine switcharoo episode last night? It was on again...

...has anyone tried to contact Rick's Restorations and call him out on this bull$#!+?
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#158385 - Mon Nov 02 2009 06:16 PM Re: HERE WE GO AGAIN - PAWN SHOW ON HISTORY CHANNEL [Re: gulfiend!]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
B.S. Enteraiment

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#158427 - Mon Nov 02 2009 09:20 PM Re: HERE WE GO AGAIN - PAWN SHOW ON HISTORY CHANNEL [Re: Dick Bennett]
gulfiend! Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
speaking of entertainment...

I wrote Rick today...found him online and sent him this:

Hi -

Are you the same 'Rick's Restorations' that was on the History Channel show 'Pawn Stars' last night?


...and I got this reply:

To:
Subject: Re: Pawn Stars?
Date: Mon, 2 Nov 2009 21:38:45 -0500
From: restoricks@aol.com

Yes

Thank you,
Rick Dale
www.ricksrestorations.com
(702) 655-5544


...so I sent him the following:

Hi Rick -

Wow...what a small world!

Hey, that was some Coca-Cola machine! I gotta tell you, it looked like a different machine when you were finished with it.

I mean that - it really looked like a different machine. It looks like you started with a trashed machine, maybe a Vendo?...and finished with a Cavalier. My buddies and I were trying to figure out how you got the embossed Coca-Cola logo to be smaller on the 'restored' machine than on the original. We all thought of the number of hours it would take to do all of that work (and how much it would cost), and we decided it would have been easier for you just to roll out a restored Cavalier, and pass that off as if you had transformed that rusty junk into another make/model Coke machine. That dope on Pawn Stars couldn't tell the difference, right?

Hey - I guess that's why you're on TV...

One more thing - that gas pump you restored for the Pawn Stars...funny, the man that sold that pump to you years ago is a friend of mine! (Small world, right?) Anyway, he was watching the show with his wife, and - in his words - he almost fell out of his chair when he saw that pump. His wife actually recognized it! I mean, what are the odds that a pump you bought got sold unrestored to someone, who just happened to bring it into that Pawn Shop - only for them to buy it and return it to you for restoration? They'd have to be astronomical!

If I didn't know better, I'd almost think the people bringing stuff into that cool pawn shop were bringing your stuff in there and just acting like it was their stuff. What a set-up that would be! The guys filming the show would get a plot, and you'd get a 30-minute commercial for your business on the History Channel. Heck, you could get your employees or friends to play the part of the 'seller' at the pawn shop - and you wouldn't even have to pay an actor!

But, hey - that would all be a big fraud, wouldn't it?

Best -

M. L.
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#158428 - Mon Nov 02 2009 09:30 PM Re: HERE WE GO AGAIN - PAWN SHOW ON HISTORY CHANNEL [Re: gulfiend!]
jkyocom Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 15 2006
Loc: GA
D'OH !!!!....LOL
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#158451 - Tue Nov 03 2009 05:32 AM Re: HERE WE GO AGAIN - PAWN SHOW ON HISTORY CHANNEL [Re: jkyocom]
Gas stuff.com Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 17 2004
Loc: Syracuse,NY USA
Mark good job! Any reply yet? I was thinking of having him restore some of my real junky pumps! Drop off a junk MS80 and get back a restored Wayne 60 LOL
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#158607 - Tue Nov 03 2009 10:41 PM Re: HERE WE GO AGAIN - PAWN SHOW ON HISTORY CHANNEL [Re: Gas stuff.com]
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Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
ROTFLMAO laugh Hey John I will take in my G&B 176 & get back a Roman laugh Heck its in the truck now see ya in a few days LoL eek
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#158823 - Thu Nov 05 2009 10:55 PM Re: HERE WE GO AGAIN - PAWN SHOW ON HISTORY CHANNEL [Re: gulfiend!]
Kosmo Offline
Active Member

Registered: Fri Aug 06 2004
Loc: AR
Originally Posted By: gulfiend!
...anyone see that Coke machine switcharoo episode last night? It was on again...

...has anyone tried to contact Rick's Restorations and call him out on this bull$#!+?


I watched that and it began as a Vendo 39 and ended up a Cavalier 72. I was sitting thinking no way in hell that's the same machine. They aren't going to cut up that front door of the vendo 39 plus us metal to cover the 39 hole etc. Way too much work.

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#158830 - Fri Nov 06 2009 05:13 AM Re: HERE WE GO AGAIN - PAWN SHOW ON HISTORY CHANNEL [Re: Kosmo]
gasmansgp Offline
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Registered: Mon Feb 24 2003
Loc: Severn, Maryland USA
Someone said it in the previous post.....it's entertainment!!! Look how much fun you guys are having???? Everyone knows that this stuff isn't real......it's not the world we normal people live in......and I use the term normal loosely!!! Look at all the REALITY shows and if you think that they aren't scripted then....as the old saying goes....I've got some ocean front property for sale in Arizona that I'd like to sell you!!! Laugh it off.....best comedy around.....Just me talking. Paul

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#158855 - Fri Nov 06 2009 09:15 AM Re: HERE WE GO AGAIN - PAWN SHOW ON HISTORY CHANNEL [Re: gasmansgp]
bruzer75 Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 22 2006
Loc: Grants Pass, OR, USA
Did you buy your Arizona ocean front property at the pawn shop!!! HaHaHaHa I am so funny I make myself laugh.
Mike

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#158860 - Fri Nov 06 2009 10:25 AM Re: HERE WE GO AGAIN - PAWN SHOW ON HISTORY CHANNEL [Re: bruzer75]
oldgoaly Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Jul 26 2009
Loc: So. Illinois
Funny? John Cleese dressed up in a french maids outfit, yelling "albatross!" (Monty Python) That's funny. These "pawn star" guys are just liars. History Channel? they lie about this what wont they do? Hmmmm "upper class twits" maybe the execs at the "History Channel " will engage in the upper class twit contest! tt

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